The cartoons I have been showing you the past few posts appeared in the year 2014. They are from my own “best of 2014” compilation assembled as an entry in the National Cartoonist Society’s 2015 divisional awards which were to be announced at the annual Reuben Award extravaganza in May, 2015. My entry, of course, was in the “Best Comic Strip” division. No, I didn’t win, but thanks for asking. “Pearls before Swine” by Stephen Pastis won. I met Stephen when a bunch of us cartoonists visited St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis last May, only days before the aforementioned awards ceremony. He’s a great guy and not quite so scruffy as he depicts himself in his strip.